What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Sofia

I'm a Mormon. I love children and teaching. My family and the knowledge I have about my Savior, Jesus Christ are my greatest joys.

About Me

When my mom was in her early 20's, the missionaries came to her door. She worried what her devout Greek Orthodox family would say and do. But as is the style and manner with Greeks, they of course invited them in their home and fed them like there was no tomorrow. My mother soaked up what they said and asked her parents what they thought. My Yaya was very direct and clear, "If you want to get baptized, that's fine. But you stay baptized in that church and don't mess around with God." That was over 30 years ago, and my mother has never messed around since. But even before my mother, we saw the hand of God in our lives. During WWII, in a small village of the Greek island of Cephalonia, my great grandfather had to make a very hard decision. With 8 children and a war surrounding them, he left his prominent position as mayor to bring his family to a country not racked with such destruction. Heavenly Father kept the entire family safe. My father lived in the Bay Area of California his whole life. He grew up with riots and free love in San Francisco, yet something kept him seperated from all the worldly motion. He decided to leave and go to college in Nevada where he met my recently baptized mother. Her way of asking him on a date was asking him if he wanted to learn more about her church. My family has taught me so much about faith. I am who I am because of all they gave and did to be close to the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because God in His infinite wisdom has guided my path. I have knelt down in prayer and prayed to know what is true. This gospel is true!! Christ has been resurrected and families can be eternal. When I was 3 years old, I knelt at the gravesite of my grandfather and said a prayer. I was taught from an early age that God hears us. Throughout my life I have been blessed with a strong knowledge that my voice is important because I am a child of God. He is my loving Heavenly Father. He is not far away. He is near me. His angels are close. I am the proud mother of 5 beautiful children. When I was pregnant with my first son, I had this overwhelming prompting to pray to be a better missionary. If I was going to have a little boy, I knew that I needed to set a better example. God definitely answered my prayers. Just not in the way I was expecting or hoping for. When people ask me how many children I have, I have to square my shoulders and be prepared in a moment's notice to bear my testimony. I have 5 children. My sweet firstborn son, Joseph, died at 2 months of SIDS. I had kissed his sweet cheek and set him down for nap, and he didn't wake up. I know death is different for everyone. Never once, did my Savior not leave me comfortless. He was always there for me with His divine peace and power. That's not to say that the sadness wasn't still there or isn't still with me daily. However, I know that I will be with my son again. We will be resurrected through the mercy and merits of Jesus Christ. I have 5 children. 1 has passed away. I know that God lives and loves us. He has provided a way for families to be forever and this knowledge can only be found through the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best mother I can. I have worked about 13 years teaching children ages 18 months - 12 years old in Primary. I started a blog many years ago to have a place for all the ideas Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I hope that many generations after me will be blessed with the lessons and thoughts that have been placed in my heart. I hear the words of the apostles or read the scriptures and try to envision the best way possible to present it in a way that children will take it to heart and have their testimonies strengthened. I pray whenever I hear a siren. I pray that God will bless those people in their hour of need. I thank veterans. I stalk old men wearing their veteran hats and often times scare them, unintentionally of course. I try. I fail. I try some more. Living my faith is plugging along and doing the best I can, knowing that God will always help me.